3D animation and visual effects developer Side Effects Software has announced a new promotion for first-time users of their Houdini software. VFX, commercial and game studios looking for a new level of flexibility and control can now save money while enjoying the benefits of Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow.
The Houdini First-Timer promo includes either a workstation or network license of Houdini Master and one year on the Annual Upgrade Plan. This promotion is for freelance artists and studios that have never owned Houdini before, is limited to 2 licenses per studio and must be purchased within the month of October.
“Right from the get go, Houdini became a valuable part of our production environment,” says Yanick Wilisky, Executive VFX Supervisor and Co-Founder of ModusFX. “It lets us achieve high-end VFX in film projects such as “Source Code” and “Immortals” and the workflow eases the creative approach to shots and assets. With Houdini as our primary VFX and Simulation package, we know that we can offer our customers top-of-the-line quality today while achieving even greater results in the future.”
Houdini Master applies a node-based procedural approach to creating high-end VFX, environment modeling, animation, lighting and rendering. The Annual Upgrade Plan lets studios maximize their investment in Houdini with production-level technical support, access to online daily builds and early access to our upcoming Houdini 12 release. Houdini Master is available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux systems.
In October, Side Effects is holding free webinars for artists interested in using Houdini for the first-time. The “Going Procedural” webinar introduces animation and VFX studios to the possibilities of this new way of working while “Houdini in Games” introduces game studios to Houdini’s node-based approach. Join a webinar and learn how, even as a first-timer, you can be productive with Houdini.